Pronunciation: (trē'kul),[key] —n. 1. contrived or unrestrained sentimentality: a movie plot of the most shameless treacle. 2. Brit. a. molasses, esp. that which is drained from the vats used in sugar refining.
b. Also called golden syrup. a mild mixture of molasses, corn syrup, etc., used in cooking or as a table syrup.
3. Pharm. Obs.any of various medicinal compounds, formerly used as antidotes for poison.